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vexation


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Vexation  \Vex*a"tion\,  n.  [L.  vexatio:  cf  F.  vexation.] 
  1.  The  act  of  vexing,  or  the  state  of  being  vexed;  agitation; 
  disquiet;  trouble;  irritation. 
 
  Passions  too  violent  .  .  .  afford  us  nothing  but 
  vexation  and  pain.  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  Those  who  saw  him  after  a  defeat  looked  in  vain  for 
  any  trace  of  vexation.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  The  cause  of  trouble  or  disquiet;  affliction. 
 
  Your  children  were  vexation  to  your  youth.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  A  harassing  by  process  of  law;  a  vexing  or  troubling,  as 
  by  a  malicious  suit.  --Bacon. 
 
  Syn:  Chagrin;  agitation;  mortification;  uneasiness;  trouble; 
  grief;  sorrow;  distress.  See  {Chagrin}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  vexation 
  n  1:  anger  produced  by  some  annoying  irritation  [syn:  {annoyance}, 
  {chafe}] 
  2:  the  psychological  state  of  being  irritated  or  annoyed  [syn: 
  {irritation},  {annoyance}] 
  3:  something  or  someone  that  causes  anxiety;  a  source  of 
  unhappiness;  "New  York  traffic  is  a  constant  concern"; 
  "it's  a  major  worry"  [syn:  {concern},  {worry},  {headache}] 
  4:  the  act  of  annoying  someone  [syn:  {annoyance},  {annoying},  {irritation}, 
  {troubling}] 




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